When architect Marc Gerritsen designed a property for himself he decided to leave intricate information behind and focus in stead on the beauty of concrete, wood, glass and steel. Called The Naked Property and situated in Koh Smaui, Thailand on a plot of land that slopes towards the sea, the internet site was excellent for a staggered layout beginning with guest bedrooms on the lowest level and the Master Suite on the highest. Dubbed the Naked House for its raw beauty, the home is a quiet retreat with spectacular views exactly where Marc can escape the hectic city life of Taipei.
Marc made his residence to have an open program social region with glass doors that slide completely out of the way by stacking past the outdoors corner of the home. With the wall of glazings opened up, the house has uninterrupted access to the terrace and pool for a complete indoor/outdoor life-style.
Each and every level of the house can be accessed from the outside through a series of concrete measures and a central concrete pathway that splits the residence into two distinct sections.
Underneath the pool terrace is a tank and plant room with a large swing bed and beside them is a steam space.
At a the stair landing and behind the open area is the maid’;s space and an office. Above the base of the stairs is exactly where the wall of glazings stack onto a concrete beam for help.
Beneath the open room the stairs lead additional down to two bedrooms
The two guest bedrooms are identical in layout with the only defining difference becoming the colour of the two chairs. This is the green area.
This is the purple bedroom. Both bedrooms overlook the views and have access to a wrap around deck .
The layouts are the very same, but in reverse with the beds on the far side and the ensuites appropriate subsequent to every other.
The ensuites feature free of charge standing soaker tubs and a vanity with a big trough sink. Mirrors above the vanity reflect the views of the landscape beyond.
Even in the guest bedrooms the walls of glass open up wide but even though some of them slide, other individuals zig zag open.
Whilst the ensuites are in the identical room as the bedrooms, a short storage wall delivers privacy to the toilet location.
The storage wall contains a complete height garments closet, lower cabinets and a recessed counter.
The two guest suites share the deck.
While the guest suites are on the lowest level of The Naked Residence, the Master Suite is on the highest volume. Completely private, Marc produced an ensuite separate from the sleeping quarters and entirely open to the components. The outside stairwell that leads to the Master Bedroom also acts as a division in between the bedroom and the ensuite.
This topmost level of the residence is a private paradise, surrounded by land and trees and overlooking the pool beneath and the sea beyond.
The tub in the ensuite is wrapped on 3 sides by a pony wall for safety and has a ceiling above it, but other then that, it is completey open to the elements as is the vanity location.
The Master Suite is just a couple of feet away from the open-air ensuite and consists of a bed and workplace location.
Here, too, a wall of storage consists of a clothes wardrobe, reduced cabinets and a recessed counter.
Even though the guest bedrooms featured either purple or green, the Master Suite is all about orange.
Marc made his property as a return to the standard values in life. Good clean air, wide open spaces and quiet solitude. He wanted a house that was uncluttered where his mind could be nevertheless – his desires perfectly describe his bedroom.
In the course of the day, the social zone is just a flight of stairs away.
The stairs from the Master Suite lead into the social zone at the place of a pair of deep and comfy daybeds.
The daybeds overlook the poolside terrace and the lush landscaping that surrounds the property.
The poolside terrace runs the length of the social volume with the living, dining and kitchen zones all positioned to make the most of the view.
The living location consists of the two daybeds and a pair of vibrant orange chairs with an region rug positioned in-in between to anchor the zone. The huge tufting on the daybeds and the graphic pattern on the rug bring visual interest to the space within their textures, although the non-textured chairs do so with the vibrancy of their colour.
The dining location is centrally located in the massive open plan and the exact same orange upholstery is utilized in all 3 zones.
The crisp and cool turquoise of the pool is the ideal foil to the hot orange. Love it.
Even though the living and dining locations run lengthwise with the residence, the kitchen is at proper angles to the view.
Marc wanted a straightforward kitchen, with no overhead cupboards or tall fridge to interrupt his view. Instead he constructed a separate pantry to retailer his meals. The pantry is located on the opposite side of the concrete path that divides this level in two. A bathroom and laundry is also located in this separate section.
The back wall of the kitchen opens up to the pathway behind it and to the outdoor stairs beside it.
Poolside to the kitchen is a huge outdoor lounge area and here, the orange upholstery has been replaced with a pop of emerald green. Even though there are no railings on the terrace, a series of concrete planters keeps the space safe – and pretty.
The pool is a blast of turquoise, except for the terra cotta tiles that define exactly where the underwater steps are. Choosing to highlight the actions in a contrasting colour is an unusual but intelligent idea.
Even though bold colour pops are employed in numerous locations and 7 various materials are featured – not including the greenery or water, every thing about Marc’;s terrace is peaceful and relaxing.
From the pool seeking in, the ambiance is very distinct. Right here dazzling colour seems to abound. It’;s remarkable what a different vantage point can do to the general visual of a space.
Marc wanted to keep the concentrate on the space inside his home and not on the components. For this purpose he kept to the basics, only making use of concrete, wood, steel and glass. As an architect and photographer he has come to believe that embellishments are not necessary to be comfortable. A concrete floor is as comfortable as a marble one particular.